London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1915. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. The format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. , 132 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Front cover has map of Germany and Belgium. Cover has some wear and soiling. Spine has wear and tears. Texts in English, French, German, and Belgian. Based on 'A Word to the Reader.' We have collected a certain number of texts, facsimiles and other photographs of such a nature as to give an accurate picture of the heroic but deplorable situation of Belgium in the present war....It is not our purpose here, to reply to the systematic propaganda which has been carried on in neutral countries with an energy which is sufficient in itself to condemn it. Nothing is more convincing than the naked truth, and in the case of Belgium, the truth appears in a triple light....The reader will find, first of all, in the following pages, the story of Belgium's claim to independence...We shall next see in what manner Belgium met the threats and actual violation of her rights...Finally, by the contemplation of a long succession of appalling occurrences, we shall know by what systematic cruelty, injustice, and violation of the laws of war and of humanity itself, the aggressor has places a prosperous country under his yoke. The texts which have been reproduced speak for themselves, and may be verified in the historical and juridical works from which they have been collected, or in the newspapers of neutral or hostile countries which have called our attention to them...[and] enable the reader to realize the enormous extent of the damage inflicted on the victims of the invasion. Henri Davignon 1879-1964 was a noted Belgium author.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 241,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Index. Richard Engel (born September 16, 1973) is an American journalist and author who is the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News. He was assigned to that position on April 18, 2008 after serving as the network's Middle East correspondent and Beirut bureau chief. Before joining NBC in May 2003, Engel reported on the start of the 2003 war in Iraq for ABC News as a freelance journalist in Baghdad. Engel is known for having covered the Iraq War, the Arab Spring and the Syrian Civil War. He speaks and reads Arabic fluently and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. Engel received the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for his report "War Zone Diary". Engel wrote A Fist in the Hornet's Nest, published in 2004, about his experience covering the Iraq War from Baghdad. His most recent book, And Then All Hell Broke Loose, published in 2016, is about his two-decade career in the Middle East as a freelance reporter. Engel is the host of the MSNBC special series On Assignment with Richard Engel, which won a 2019 Peabody Award. Engel's latest documentary, Ukraine: Freedom or Death aired on April 22, 2022 and covered the first two months of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. While many media outlets pulled their journalists out of Iraq in March 2003, Engel stayed, and was one of the only Western journalists in the country. He was the only American television correspondent to remain in Baghdad for the entire war. He covered all major milestones of the war, including the first free Iraqi election and the capture, trial, and execution of Saddam Hussein.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 314 pages. Notes. Index. A few ink marks noted. Masha Gessen (born 13 January 1967) is a Russian-American journalist, author, translator and activist who has been an outspoken critic of the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the former president of the United States, Donald Trump. Gessen writes primarily in English but also in their native Russian. In addition to being the author of several non-fiction books, they have been a prolific contributor to such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, New Statesman, Granta, Slate, Vanity Fair, Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker, and U.S. News & World Report. Since 2017, has been a staff writer for The New Yorker. Gessen worked as a translator on the FX TV channel historical drama The Americans.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1982. First American Edition [stated], Presumed First printing. Hardcover. , 217,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Minor staining at bottom of rep and back cover. Originally published in London by Andre Deutsch in 1981. A leading Arab journalist provides an inside look at events in Iran, presents portraits of the Shah and Khomeini, and offers insight into the significance of Iran in relation to developments in the Middle East. One of the best-informed men in the Middle East, Mohamed Heikal met and interviewed most of the principal figures in the Iranian conflict, including the late Shah and Ayatollah Khomeini. Heikal tells us what happened in the last days of the Shah's regime. He discloses for the first time what Khomeini's forces knew about American intentions and how they uncovered our secrets. The author is a working journalist. He served as a minister of foreign affairs and minister of information for Gamel Abdel Nasser and was editor of Al Ahram, the leading newspaper of the Arab world, prior to his arrest by Anwar Sadat in 1981.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Later printing. Trade paperback. 296 pages. Illustrations. Author's signed inscription, dated, on title page. Abbreviations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Bruce Hoffman (born 1954) is a political analyst known for his views on terrorism and insurgency. He is the Director of the Center for Security Studies and Director of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is a specialist in the study of terrorism and counterterrorism and insurgency and counter-insurgency. In 1981, Hoffman joined the RAND Corporation. He left RAND in 1994 when he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews. In 1994, he co-founded (with Professor Paul Wilkinson) and was the first director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at St. Andrews where he was also Chairman of the Department of International Relations (1994–1998). Hoffman returned to RAND as Director of RAND's Washington Office (1998–2006). Hoffman served as a commissioner on the 9/11 Review Commission, which examined the FBI's ability to counter terrorism, radicalization and cyber crime. He was Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency between 2004 and 2006; an adviser on counterterrorism to the Office of National Security Affairs, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq in 2004, and an adviser on counterinsurgency to the Strategy, Plans, and Analysis Office at Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters, Baghdad. Hoffman was also an adviser to the Iraq Study Group (2006).